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It’s No Secret Our Tax System Punishes Low-Income People. It Doesn’t Have To.

Posted on AllSides April 15th, 2024
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Oregon taxpayers will become some of the first in the nation to have the option to self-identify their race and ethnicity when they file their tax returns next year.  

The reason is both simple and complex: Especially at the state level, taxes worsen America’s yawning wealth gaps rather than easing them. A growing number of advocates and policymakers are trying to do something about that. 

“By allowing this data to be collected, we can begin to look at how to dismantle the racism intrinsically woven into our tax system,...

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